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feel

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verb \ˈfēl\

Definition of feel

felt

play \ˈfelt\;

feeling

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to handle or touch in order to examine, test, or explore some quality She felt the fabric to see if it was wool.b :  to perceive by a physical sensation coming from discrete end organs (as of the skin or muscles) He felt a sudden pain in his leg.

  3. 2a :  to undergo passive experience of continually felt the resentment of his competitorsb :  to have one's sensibilities markedly affected by felt the insult deeply

  4. 3 :  to ascertain by cautious trial —usually used with out feeling out the sentiments of their neighbors on the subject of school improvements

  5. 4a :  to be aware of by instinct or inference feel trouble brewingb :  believe, think say what you really feel

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1a :  to receive or be able to receive a tactile sensation lost the ability to feel in his fingertipsb :  to search for something by using the sense of touch She felt in her purse for her keys.

  8. 2a :  to be conscious of an inward impression, state of mind, or physical condition I feel sick.b :  to have a marked sentiment or opinion feels strongly about it

  9. 3 :  seem it feels like spring today

  10. 4 :  to have sympathy or pity I feel for you

feel like

  1. :  to have an inclination for feel like a walk?

Examples of feel in a Sentence

  1. He felt a sudden pain in his leg.

  2. I could feel the warmth of the sun.

  3. I felt someone tap my shoulder.

  4. Do you feel a draft?

  5. She felt the fabric to see if it was wool.

  6. Your ribs are bruised, but I don't feel any broken bones.

Origin and Etymology of feel

Middle English felen, from Old English fēlan; akin to Old High German fuolen to feel, Latin palpare to caress


First Known Use: before 12th century


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feel

noun

Definition of feel

  1. 1 :  sensation, feeling

  2. 2 :  the sense of touch

  3. 3a :  the quality of a thing as imparted through or as if through touchb :  typical or peculiar quality or atmosphere; also :  an awareness of such a quality or atmosphere

  4. 4 :  intuitive knowledge or ability

Examples of feel in a Sentence

  1. the feel of old leather

  2. Although the table is brand-new, it has the look and feel of an antique.

  3. He liked the feel of the sun on his face.

Origin and Etymology of feel

see 1feel


First Known Use: 13th century


FEEL Defined for English Language Learners

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feel

play
verb \ˈfēl\

Definition of feel for English Language Learners

  • : to be aware of (something that affects you physically, such as pain, heat, or an object touching your body)

  • : to touch (something) with your fingers to see what it is like

  • : to find (something) by touching with your fingers

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feel

noun

Definition of feel for English Language Learners

  • : the quality of a thing that is experienced by touching it

  • : a particular quality

  • : an understanding of something


FEEL Defined for Kids

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feel

play
verb \ˈfēl\

Definition of feel for Students

felt

\ˈfelt\;

feeling

  1. 1 :  to be aware of through physical contact feel cold

  2. 2 :  to examine or search for by touching The doctor felt for broken bones.

  3. 3 :  to be conscious of He felt a fear of the dark.

  4. 4 :  to seem especially to the touch This cloth feels like silk.

  5. 5 :  to sense a physical, mental, or emotional state felt sick felt confused and angry

  6. 6 :  to have sympathy I feel for you.

  7. 7 :  believe 4, think Say what you feel.

feel like

  1. :  to have an urge or desire to Do you feel like taking a walk?


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feel

play
noun

Definition of feel for Students

  1. 1 :  sensation 2, feeling He likes the feel of the sun on his skin.

  2. 2 :  the quality of something as learned through or as if through touch The sweater had a scratchy feel to it.


Medical Dictionary

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feel

play
verb \ˈfē(ə)l\

Medical Definition of feel

felt

\ˈfelt\play ;

feeling

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to handle or touch in order to examine, test, or explore some quality felt the compress to see if it was wet

  4. 2:  to perceive by a physical sensation coming from discrete end organs (as of the skin or muscles)

  5. 1

  6. intransitive verb

  7. :  to receive or be able to receive a tactile sensation

  8. 2:  to search for something by using the sense of touch


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feel

noun

Medical Definition of feel

  1. 1:  the sense of touch

  2. 2:  sensation, feeling



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